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Post by εﺓз• » ιη∂αġι яσ¢χ « • on Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:08 pm

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KARACHI: Foreign exchange reserves rose to a record $17.38 billion in the week ending Jan. 29, up from $17.30 billion the previous week, the State Bank of Pakistan said on Thursday.

Reserves held by the SBP rose to $13.85 billion from $13.74 billion in the week ending Jan. 29, while those held by commercial banks fell to $3.53 billion from $3.56 billion, said the central bank.

Analysts said the rise was due to a rise in remittances from overseas Pakistanis. According to official data, remittances rose 17 percent to $5.3 billion in the first six months of the fiscal year 2010/11 (July-June).

Foreign exchange reserves were boosted last month by more than $633 million from the US for providing military and logistical support to fight militancy.

In May, Pakistan received $1.13 billion -- the fifth tranche of an $11 billion International Monetary Fund bailout programme.
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